After visiting our office for your dental treatments or surgery, the next step is to start your recovery journey. Although some treatments Dr. Konig offers require minimal preparation or healing time, other treatments will take more preparation and time for healing. The first step in your dental healing process is to communicate with Dr. Konig and his team.
Preparing for Recovery
Now that the treatment(s) or surgery is over, it’s time to look towards the end of your healing process. After discussing post-surgery or treatment instructions, ensuring a clean and decluttered space to relax and recuperate, is essential. Before you schedule your surgery appointment, one should know and understand how long the recuperation timeframe is and what steps they need to take to ensure a smooth dental office-to-home transition.
Three things to do before surgery:
- Obtain post-surgery instructions and ask for clarification
- Ensure the recuperation space is ready
- Have transportation to and from the surgery
Optimization of healing after oral surgery is critical for pain treatment and long-lasting results. Dr. Konig may provide medication to reduce swelling and pain or prescribe ice application to reduce swelling and pain. It is imperative to follow all directions as given. Following instructions precisely as Dr. Konig specifies can prevent problems arising, such as an oral infection. To ensure a seamless surgery healing process, one should keep in mind a few things.
Tips for after surgery:
- Follow all post-surgery directions
- Keep an eye on bleeding or clotting
- Eat cautiously
- Take any prescribed pain medication(s)
- Attend any follow-up appointments
Relaxation is critical in optimizing healing. Over-exertion can cause the healing process to take longer. Watching out for excessive bleeding and communicating excess blood is also vital to ensure proper healing is occurring. Eating the appropriate foods will allow your mouth, teeth, or jaw to heal after oral surgery. Although each of these tips is important, the combination of these tips will make sure that one will not need to elongate their healing timeline.
Contact us at Konig Center for Cosmetic & Comprehensive Dentistry to start the journey towards dental happiness with a consultation. Relief from oral and jaw pain is within reach. Dr. Konig and his expert office staff are waiting to make your dental dreams a reality. Fill out our contact form or call us at (713) 668-2289. We offer various treatments for dental ailments at our office in Houston, TX.